Saturday, April 07, 2012
Envia - World's First 400 Wh/kg Lithium-ion Battery Poised to Revolutionize Cost, Range and Safety in EVs
FEBRUARY 27, 2012: World's First 400 Wh/kg Lithium-ion Battery Poised to Revolutionize Cost, Range and Safety in EVs
Next week at the ARPA-E summit in Washington, Envia Systems will announce that it has achieved world record energy density for lithium-ion batteries. Independent test verifications from the Electrochemical Power Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center verify the company's next-generation battery has achieved the highest recorded energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) for a lithium-ion cell. This unprecedented energy density, combined with the use of low cost materials and manufacturing processes, is expected to slash the price of a 300-mile range electric vehicle by cutting the cost of the battery pack by more than 50 percent.
Lithium Game Changer: GigaOm: A battery breakthrough that could bring electric cars to the masses